Browse Items (36 total)

Roy and Gate April 1,1992 at WJLD Studios.jpg
Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore (1913-2004) one of the most daring of the radio announcers of the 1950’s, Moore was a blues singer in the 1930’s and 40’s and a gospel singer, minister and radio announcer in the 50’s, in Birmingham. His…

Bill Pinkney pix.jpg
Bill Pinkney, the original Bass of the Drifters vocal group, 1953-1957. Bill visited Bob at WJLD twice and sat down for this interview. He reflects on his early career and the creation of one of the best known vocal groups of all times. He also…

Billy Evans.jpg
Billy Cliff Evans, announcer at WJLD in the mid 1940’s. Billy shares recollections of early broadcasting from Bessemer radio stations. Became treasurer of the Bessemer History Center.

Broadcast history of Lora Gary, including her time at WJLD, Birmingham.

Transcribed oral history of Rick Upshaw discussing his work as a broadcaster at WENN, Birmingham, with audio of Rick Upshaw discussing Lewis White and early simulcasting at WENN, Birmingham

William Faush head shot.jpg
William Faush discusses his start at WBCO in Bessemer

1950-Ben Alexander - WEDR   cropped.jpg
Ben Alexander discusses the history of WEDR
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2